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Senate group votes to block criminal case against Salvini

“An Italian parliamentary committee has voted to block a criminal case against Matteo Salvini, the deputy prime minister and interior minister, for refusing to allow migrants to disembark from a rescue ship” writes Angela Giuffrida for theguardian.com. Sixteen senators from the committee voted to defend Salvini’s parliamentary immunity, while six were against.Politicians from the opposition Democratic party protested outside the committee meeting on Tuesday, carrying signs saying “disgrace” and “you called yourselves honest”. Source: theguardian.com

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Boston prosecutor offers to investigate sexual assault allegation against Fairfax

“Justin Fairfax (D) if the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her in Boston in 2004 files a criminal complaint” writes February At Pm for washingtonpost.com. The statute of limitations for sexual assault in Massachusetts is 15 years, meaning prosecutors would have until the summer to bring criminal charges against Fairfax.It did not mention a possible criminal investigation. Source: washingtonpost.com

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Devin Nunes seeks subpoenas as criminal referrals loom in FBI bias investigation

“Just last week, the new chairman of the committee said that he is going to reopen the Russia investigation” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Tuesday the GOP minority in the House Intelligence Committee last week offered up the names of roughly a dozen people they want to subpoena as the Democrats revitalize the panel’s Russia investigation. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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SIM Swappers Swindle Millions — Biggest Criminal Threat in Crypto in 2019?

“An in-depth report in November last year delved into the murky details of SIM swapping in the crypto community” writes Gareth Jenkinson for cointelegraph.com. While their data and findings sum up the biggest threats of the last 12 months, they’ve omitted the prevalence of SIM swapping in recent times.This was the first successful indictment of a criminal for using SIM swapping in New York.In January 2019, Terpin also set his sights on Truglia, whom his legal team has identified as the primary suspect in the SIM swap.SIM swapping is a…

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Sheriffs storm Capitol Hill to demand border wall, ICE funding

“Hodgson expressed dismay that ICE would be required to stop arresting criminal illegal immigrants once a cap of 16,500 was met” writes Richard Vogel Ap for washingtonexaminer.com. They also said that about 90 percent of all illegal immigrants held by ICE in the nation’s “interior,” versus border facilities, have criminal records.Hodgson is one of 60 key sheriffs meeting with the House Freedom Caucus on the steps of the U.S. Capitol today before hitting individual House and Senate offices to lobby for wall and ICE funding. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Guy named ‘Outlaw’ busted in citywide crime spree: cops

“A Harlem man named Ray Outlaw was arrested Tuesday in Manhattan in connection to what police sources say is a citywide crime spree totaling over 40 incidents” reports nypost.com. Authorities say that on Tuesday the one-man crime wave went into a Lower East Side Citibank on Grand Street and deposited an altered money order into an account in exchange for $400 in cash.The victim said he was later notified by Chase Bank that the money order was fraudulent. Source: nypost.com

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This is the surprising reason why Americans have dramatically shifted their views on legalizing pot

“Christopher Thomas is a Ph.D. candidate in criminal justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York” writes Christopher Thomas for marketwatch.com. By 2018, 66% of U.S. residents offered their approval, transforming marijuana legalization from a libertarian fantasy into a mainstream cause.As politically polarized as the country may seem, when it comes to marijuana, Americans have been changing their attitudes together, as a nation.As Americans became more supportive of marijuana legalization, they also increasingly told survey researchers that the criminal justice system was too harsh.Thirty years ago,…

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California officers on leave, face charges in overtime fraud

“He acknowledged that any criminal case involving police work or testimony by the officers and sergeants involved in the overtime fraud could be compromised” reports thebusinessjournal.com. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has suspended the police powers of dozens of officers after discovering they got overtime pay for thousands of unworked hours in a case that could lead to criminal charges, officials said Friday. Source: thebusinessjournal.com

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Citi says prosecution delay hampers defense in Australia cartel case with ANZ, Deutsche

“The government accuses the banks of forming a criminal cartel to either “directly or indirectly” restrict the supply of ANZ shares or maintain the price of ANZ shares, according to court documents” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Australian authorities filed criminal charges in June against the trio and six senior bankers over the sale of A$3 billion ($2.17 billion) in ANZ shares in 2015, and subsequent trading by the underwriters.Citi’s barrister, Rob Ranken, said it required full details of the allegations before the bank could prepare a defense. Source: 95kqds.com

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